Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail - Hood River to Mosier

EASY 32 reviews

Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail - Hood River to Mosier is a 8.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Mosier, Oregon that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
8.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1040 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

road biking

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

hiking
4 hours ago

walking
6 days ago

Go here quite a bit with the dog...has amazing views and the tunnels are fun to walk in. Lots of lookouts to take in the beautiful Columbia gorge! The only thing is, Watch Out for Bikes!! They come in fast and do NOT slow down (most of them anyways). It is a very wide paved trail so always be sure to stay on the right side as well as your pet! You don't want to get run over! :-/
I find it best to hit this trail as early as possible, less bikes the earlier you go.

hiking
2 months ago

The east first few miles are more scenic. Lots of snow in between trailheads during winter means you're better off with snow shoes although is still hikable, my shoes did get water in them. The tunnel is great and worth seeing, so I recommend starting on the eastern side. Pretty flat the whole way. Follows a highway so you always hear traffic.

5 months ago

mountain biking
7 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

8 months ago

Nice ride, great views!

mountain biking
9 months ago

road biking
9 months ago

9 months ago

walking
9 months ago

10 months ago

Nice hike for kids

10 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

walking
11 months ago

It was beautiful a bit long but well worth the wait the tunnels are beautiful !!!

11 months ago

Great for a family ride!

11 months ago

The tunnels are cool and the trail is long enough to make a day of it with a picnic. Dogs must be leashed and they are strict about it. $5.00 day use fee. Camping nearby. Pretty ride or run.

walking
Saturday, April 02, 2016

Thursday, January 21, 2016

road biking
Sunday, August 23, 2015

This is a great route between Hood River and The Dalles. It is much less busy than the ride by Crown Point in the west end of the Gorge, but offers very similar sweeping vistas.

This is not an easy ride, as there are some challenging and long elevation changes. Fun going down, but rough climbing up.

Overall, with the views, pretty hard to beat.